The 2018 Etape route will announced in October 2017 as part of the Tour de France route announcement.
We can guarantee your entry to the Etape but if you already have entry, we can provide you with an accommodation only package.
British Cycling say: The climbing is tough so don’t go too hard too quickly. Check out our advice on pacing a sportive. 

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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.



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The Etape is the daddy of sportives, the godfather of them all and it is exciting to find out in October what the 2018 edition will bring. As official tour operator of the organisers ASO, we will have guaranteed race entry. Couple that with our always brilliantly located accommodation, support during the weekend, amazing race atmosphere and you have got a recipe for an awesome weekend. As is usual with the Etape, we will have sold out all our packages before pricing is released in October but as us about pre registration to guarantee you place at the start.
DAY 1Arrival

Arrive into France and Love Velo will pick you up from the airport.

DAY 2Explore the Etape Village

Today is a day to enjoy the special atmosphere of the Etape. Go for a spin to get the legs moving if you fancy it and make your way to the village to pick up your race number and enjoy the vast v...Show More

DAY 3Race Day

Race Day! After a healthy, nutritious and filling breakfast, suitable for your challenge, you will ride to the race start.

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DAY 4Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, you can either make your own way back to the airport or take one of our transfers if you have booked on to it.


The Col d'Izoard is the battleground for this year's Etape. The ride goes from Briancon, across 178km of awe inspiring cycling terrain.


The weather should be good at this time of year but it's important to remember to pack for all eventualities, especially at the race begins early in the morning and culminates on a climb. 


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Etape du Tour 2018 Challenge

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This is a hosted holiday so sit back, relax and let Love Velo do the work. We will make sure you are as prepared as you can be for race day with good quality transfers if you choose them, incredibly well located accommodation and as little waiting time as possible at the finish line.
We will have 2 or 3 night packages available for this trip.
Your stay will be dinner bed and breakfast and the hotels we use will be putting together a superb sportive menu for all riders
The Etape route will be announced as part of the Tour de France announcement in Ocotber and the event is fully supported and signed.
Race entry is guaranteed with Love Velo.
We will have transfers from the nearest airport available. 
Travel to France is not included.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. Please note that sportives can often be classed as races by insurers and so you need to ensure you are covered to race. The insurance should also as a minimum cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.